Tough Childhoods May Contribute to Adult Heart Disease

SATURDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who experienced abuse, poverty, or social isolation in childhood are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease as a result of heightened "reactivity," warns an expert from the University of Pittsburgh.

Walking to School Could Ease Classroom Stress

SATURDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Walking to school may help reduce children's stress throughout the day, the results of a new study suggest.

FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive

FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the ella (ulipristal acetate) emergency contraceptive pill, which prevents pregnancy if taken within five days of unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure.